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Amazon warehouse workers on Staten Island push for union vote

Some 2,000 workers from four facilities have signed cards seeking an election to form a union, according to organizers. → Read More

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From bankruptcy to IPO in a year? It's a tune Guitar Center might play

Mattress Firm, Claire's, Guitar Center are bankruptcy survivors going from a year of shuttered stores to planning a new life as publicly traded companies. → Read More

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House lawmakers ask Amazon to prove Bezos and other execs didn't lie to Congress

Five Judiciary Committee members cited news reports about Amazon's special treatment of its own brands over other sellers' and said they are weighing a referral for a federal criminal investigation. → Read More

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Santa's sleigh is looking emptier. Fewer toys, higher prices loom for holiday season

Toy-makers are warning of emptier shelves and pricier toys this holiday season. Their supplies are ensnarled in floating traffic jams of container ships wallowing near key U.S. ports. → Read More

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Retail Jobs Are Treated As A Temporary Bridge To Something Better. But Why?

At any moment, some 15 million Americans work in retail. Many stay for years. Now companies face a labor crunch, and workers wish these jobs were designed as durable careers. → Read More

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Retailers Moving Into Malls And Storefronts During Pandemic

With the pandemic shutting down in-person life, thousands of retail stores closed up shop. But, some retailers see an opportunity for growth by moving into American malls. Let's go to the mall. → Read More

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Senators Want An Investigation Of How Amazon Treats Its Pregnant Workers

Lawmakers urged the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate in a letter signed by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and 3 others. → Read More

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California Bill Passes, Giving Amazon Warehouse Workers Power To Fight Speed Quotas

California lawmakers have passed a first-of-its-kind legislation that targets Amazon and other large warehouses. The bill, opposed by retail and business groups, now heads to the governor's office. → Read More

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Seriously, You Opened A Store In The Pandemic? And More Surprising Retail Trends

The U.S. retail industry is setting records: workers quitting and workers hired. Wages are finally growing. And despite the pandemic devastation, brand-new stores are still opening. → Read More

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Amazon Warehouse Workers In Alabama May Get To Vote Again On Union

A federal labor official found that Amazon's anti-union tactics may have tainted last spring's voting process sufficiently to scrap its results. Workers had rejected unionization more than 2-to-1. → Read More

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Back To The Office? Not Yet. Companies Scramble To Adjust To The Delta Variant

September was expected to be the month of mass returns to the office. Now the surging extra-contagious coronavirus variant has employers wondering what to do. → Read More

Back To The Office? Not Yet. Companies Scramble To Adjust To The Delta Variant

September was expected to be the month of mass returns to the office. Now the surging extra-contagious coronavirus variant has employers wondering what to do. → Read More

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Bezos Landed, Thanked Amazon Workers And Shoppers For Paying, Gave Away $200 Million

Jeff Bezos gave $100 million each in "courage and civility awards" to CNN's Van Jones and chef José Andrés. → Read More

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Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

Average wages for nonmanagers at restaurants and bars hit $15 an hour in May, but many say no amount of pay would get them to return. They are leaving at the highest rate in decades. → Read More

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How Burlington Powered Through 2020 Without A Website

Burlington shut down its online store right as the pandemic started, but it still weathered 2020 well. In fact, its stock prices just hit an all time high! What's Burlington's secret to success? → Read More

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It's A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

Amazon avoided the prospect of a first unionized warehouse in America, where it's now the second-largest private employer. The vote in Alabama had prompted new interest in unions across the country. → Read More

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Amazon Union Election: 'No' Votes Outnumber 'Yes' Votes At End Of 1st Day Of Counting

Hand counting will continue on Friday. So far, more than two-thirds of the tallied votes are against unionizing. → Read More

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Why Is The Amazon Union Vote Count Taking So Long?

It's a really large mail-in election. (Yes, this one, too.) → Read More

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Saks Says No To Fur, The Latest Fashion Seller To Go Fur-Free

Saks Fifth Avenue will phase out sales of animal-fur products, joining other retailers such as Macy's that are responding to growing anti-fur sentiment among shoppers. → Read More

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Historic Amazon Union Vote Count Begins This Week For Alabama Warehouse

The results will determine whether Amazon gets its first U.S. warehouse union. It's been dubbed one of the most consequential union elections in recent history. → Read More